News tagged with shuttle launch

Final flight, first sight

Bert Pasquale's father took him to see a shuttle launch when Bert was a teenager. Now an optical engineer at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., and internationally recognized photographer, ...

Nov 07, 2013
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New NASA rocket faces delays

The debut launch of NASA's next big rocket - now slated for 2017 - likely will be delayed a year or two because the agency simply does not have the money to finish the rocket and its accompanying crew capsule on time, a top ...

Sep 11, 2013
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Where do astronauts go when they need 'to go?'

Alan Shepard became the first American to fly in space on May 5, 1961. Although NASA engineers had put considerable planning into his mission, dubbed Freedom 7, noticeably missing from this extensive preparation was a way ...

Jul 10, 2013
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